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What are your essential Add-Ons?

Discussion in 'Resource and Add-on Discussions' started by Rambro, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. Rambro

    Rambro Well-Known Member

    I didn't see much in the way of a main topic on this through search, just a few scattered opinions and a poll featuring the RM, so I figured I'd start a thread. As someone who's just starting out, the amount of selections in the RM are a bit overwhelming. A list of the top user favorites would be a huge resource to let people cycle through. Screenshots would be a boon as well. Have at it...
  2. HenrikHansen

    HenrikHansen Well-Known Member

    You have both highest rated and most downloaded, I guess that could be estimates for the top favorites you want...??
  3. craigiri

    craigiri Well-Known Member

    Well, there can only be one answer to a busy forum - and that is those which have to do with trapping spammers! There are a number of them which are good, so take your pick or use more than one!

    In terms of function, I wait until I actually have a need and then find the add-on which does the job.
    Some are little extras...

    Go to Top
    Find unanswered threads
    Nodes as Tabs
    Bump Thread
    Require Thread Prefixes
    Forum Watch
    Rotating ads.....

    I like them all.
    DFI likes this.
  4. DFI

    DFI Active Member

    Find unanswered thread? I can't find this addon. Can you pls share the link. It seems to be useful.
  5. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

  6. craigiri

    craigiri Well-Known Member

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  7. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

  8. Rambro

    Rambro Well-Known Member

    True, but many of the add-ons that I've seen people list as their favorites are on the 5-10th pages, and beyond. Its not exactly the most efficient way to hunt. Plus, certain people have specific forums that they use specific add-ons for, and others might find that info useful.
  9. craigiri

    craigiri Well-Known Member

    Ratings and downloads don't mean much - obviously many free add-ons get more downloads and some may have hit the market in a "dry" time....when anyone would download anything to try it out!

    It is more important to measure what you need and what your users may take to - which is why anti-spam always come first and then those which help usability.
  10. craigiri

    craigiri Well-Known Member

  11. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    I find the most downloaded or high ratings irrelevant as what suits others can have very little to do with the board I'm working on today.
    But in general I find these useful on almost all boards:

    Nodes As Tabs - has to be the top of the tops!
    Conversation Essentials - adds the stuff ought to be there anyway (also free version)
    Stay Logged In
    Login As User
    ToggleMe - collapses/ expands categories on the forumlist.
  12. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    I try not to use mods written by other people... so if I need a function,I write it myself... most of the time I release it here for free.
    Digital Doctor likes this.
  13. Rambro

    Rambro Well-Known Member

    Sadly, not all of us are quite as god-like with our computer skills, Jaxel.

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